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Toulon set for yet another final following tense victory over Leinster

I'd go with that, with your amendment of droppies being only 2 points.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Toulon set for yet another final following tense victory over Leinster

That Armitage effort looked as if he'd kicked three pounds of haggis. Don't get why Halfpenny didn't have a crack himself, he's usually pretty decent from long range.

There was an interview after the game with Halfpenny - he sounded like he was still groggy from concussions to me. I don't know how he speaks usually, maybe he's a bit slow generally but on this evidence alone there's an argument that he shouldn't have been playing...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Clermont brilliance sees off Saracens to set up place in Champions Cup Final

100% agree.

Could have been irrelevant though, but for a very rare rubbish pass from Abendanon though - gave it about half an hour too early...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 10

"Warning* Do not watch this video. Or if you do, for the love of god skip the bit from 0:25 to 0:45.

That bit with the blokes on the couch cannot be unseen....

1 Month, 1 Week ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Weeks 8 & 9

3:48 - Wonderful piece of flyhalf-smashing, and antidote for those who object to Courtney Lawes inconsiderately tackling people who are smaller than him.

That Burger's a very modest bloke isn't he.

I strongly believe you should always look to learn a new fact from each Rugbydump video, so delighted to discover today that you're meant to hack up a load of mucus into your mouth instead of actually saying Gio Aplon's first name.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Marcelo Bosch last gasp Quarter Final penalty sinks Racing Metro

Jesus Larry, I'm not that old!! I do qualify for vets rugby but not by much... I played a bit of rugby at school 20-25 years ago, but only really got into playing regularly in the last 10-15 years. And I do still play - infrequently and at a "sociable" level.

I agree with you that I prefer a more fluid game, but generally speaking I'm against too much tinkering with the laws. Smart teams/coaches will always find solutions to problems. Good example here where Saracens players "dummied" the ruck causing the Racing boys to go off their feet.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

David Pocock's Turnover Masterclass against the Blues

I don't even agree that he's transgressed enough in any of these situations to merit a penalty. Yeah, he treads a fine line in a few of them, but I think there's a clearly discernible release between tackle and jackal.
The faster you can execute both actions and get away with it consistently, the better you are at playing flanker.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

The Shortball highlights from Round 9 of Super Rugby

Hope to see the full interview with that women's sevens player....... *adjusts collar*

1 Month, 1 Week ago

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 19

Best moment of the clip has to be the dancing fan around 1:05...

After that the pass by Joseph. Love to see him and Ford playing high up and attacking the line like that.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Karmichael Hunt and the ARU's realistic response

Cheers for the reply. Didn't intend to be critical of the actual piece - it's pretty entertaining - just seemed at odds with your usual "house style"!

1 Month, 1 Week ago